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Sir Arthur: We must vote in favour of gender equality

FORMER Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes said if Bahamians vote against gender equality in the forthcoming constitutional referendum “the Bahamas would be listed among those backward peoples of the world who still believe that accidents of birth like colour and sex should forever assign some people to inferiority status”.

IMF’s no rate change stance ‘unbelievable’

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) assertion that Bahamian monetary policy should remain unchanged has been slammed as “unbelievable”, a well-known doctor asserting: “Interest rates must come down.”

Tom Brady and Michael Jordan play basketball in the Abacos

SOCIAL media has been abuzz for the past two days after footage of two sporting legends - Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady and six-times NBA champion Michael Jordan - circulated showing them enjoying a pickup game of basketball in the Abacos.

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‘We must co-exist with global views on homosexuality’

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said leaders of conservative countries must consider how their nations could “co-exist in a world” where global attitudes towards social issues like homosexuality are shifting.

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Scotiabank to close branches, 50 jobs to go

SCOTIABANK (Bahamas) will soon close seven branches throughout the country, a move that will affect approximately 50 employees, a source within the Christie administration confirmed yesterday.

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Former Attorney General says Gray incident ‘unseemly’

THE fact that embattled MICAL MP V Alfred Gray spoke to a magistrate about a case outside of formal court proceedings is “unseemly”, a former attorney general told The Tribune yesterday.

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Prime Minister hints at cost of NHI premium

BAHAMIANS will likely have to pay a premium of two or three dollars to help fund the government’s proposed National Health Insurance scheme, Prime Minister Perry Christie said last week.

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Ex-boyfriend in custody after woman shot dead in front of son

THE former boyfriend of a mother who was shot dead last Thursday in front of her four-year-old son was taken into custody over the weekend for questioning in connection with the recent murder.

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Old Fort Bay murder victim’s wife to face court

POLICE expect to arraign the 54-year-old wife of Australian podiatrist, Phillip Vasyli, in Magistrates Court today in connection with his murder.

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PM: My govt will not be matched

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said despite the “naysayers”, his government’s performance will not be matched “in the history of this country”, citing his administration’s legislative agenda and reform of the tax system and gaming sector as achievements.